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Tue, Oct. 15

<CENTER>Obituaries</CENTER>

Van W. Lacey

Cornville resident and World War II veteran Van Wesley Lacey died April 15.

He was born Jan. 11, 1924 in Glendale.

Mr. Lacey was 76 years old.

Mr. Lacey began his 34-year career with Arizona Public Service at the Irving Power Plant. In 1972 he worked as an estimator in the Verde Valley until he retired in 1987.

Mr. Lacey loved to hunt and cut trees down for firewood. He was an accomplished wood splitter.

He was devoted to his grandchildren and proud of each one.

Mr. Lacey served in the U.S. Army infantry in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie Lacey; two daughters, Patricia Ann DeSpain and Loretta Jean Lacey; three sisters, Goldie Bianconi, Ruih Jensen and Bessie Thomas; three brothers, Wilford, Harvey and Lawrence Lacey; three grandchildren, Sheila Palffy, Staci Kronberg and Wesley DeSpain, and one great-grandson, Raymond James Palffy, Jr.

Funeral services are scheduled today at 2 p.m. in the Westcott Funeral Home. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service.

Donations in his memory may be made to Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood or to the Clemenceau Museum, Verde Historical Society PO Box 511, Cottonwood 86326.

Christopher Lee McLain

A graveside service is scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. at Clear Creek Cemetery for Cottonwood student and resident Christopher McLain.

Christopher died April 14.

He was born July 27, 1988

Christopher was 11 years old.

He was a student at Cottonwood Middle School and member of the Boys & Girls Club of Cottonwood. Christopher participated in Arizona Youth Football and the Cottonwood Weightlifting Club.

Survivors include his parents, Janice Miles and Robert W. McLain Jr., of Cottonwood; a sister, Kristie Zo McLain of Cottonwood; a brother, Robert W. McLain III of Cottonwood; his grandfather, Robert W. McLain Sr. and great-grandparents, Bill and Jewel Dilts, and numerous aunts and uncles.

Rodney B. Finley

Rimrock resident Rodney Finley died April 14.

He was 61 years old.

Mr. Finley was born in Phoenix Dec. 21, 1938.

He was a retired construction inspector for the city of Phoenix.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth P. Finley; a daughter, Judy Wiker of Pennsylvania.; two sons Bret and Kevin Finley of Phoenix; his mother, Marie Finley; three grandchildren and one nephew, William Cox of Phoenix.

Private family services are scheduled.

Paul William Eighmey, Jr.

Private family services have been held for Clarkdale resident Paul Eighmey, Jr.

Mr. Eighmey died April 5.

He was 65 years old.

Mr. Eighmey was born in El Dorado, Kan May 9, 1934.

A long-time resident of Sedgwick, Kan., he attended Sedgwick High School and was a member of Sedgwick First Christian Church. Mr. Eighmey was a journeyman electrician and also worked for the Flagstaff School District. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Eighmey of Clarkdale; two brothers, Jack D. Eighmey of Kansas and Bruce E. Eighmey of Kansas City.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Verde Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 1429, Cottonwood 86326 or to the Red Cross or to the American Cancer Society.

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